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make clothes,) and they were dressed in all the colours of the rainbow : they seem to have said to themselves twenty years ago, ' Well, if ever I do go to court again, I will have a pink and silver, or a blue and silver,' and they keep their resolutions. But here's a letter from you, sent to me back
from Houghton; I must stop to read it.------Well, I have
read it, and am diverted with Madame Grifoni's being with child ; I hope she was too. I don't wonder that she hates the country; I dare to say her child does not owe its existence to the mlleggiatura. When you wrote, it seems you had not heard what a speedy determination was put to Don Philip's reign in Savoy2. I suppose he will retain the title : you know great princes are fond of titles, which prove that they are not half so great as they once were.
I find a very different face of things from what we had conceived in the country. There are, indeed, thoughts of renewing attacks on Lord Orford, and of stopping the supplies; but the new ministry3 laugh at these threats, having secured a vast majority in the House : the Opposition themselves own that the Court will have upwards of a hundred majority: I don't, indeed, conceive how ; but they are confident of carrying everything. They talk of Lord Grower's not keeping the Privy Seal; that he will either resign it, or have it taken away: Lord Bath, who is entering into all the court measures, is most likely to succeed him. The late Lord Privy Seal4 has had a most ridiculous accident at Bath: he used to play in a little inner room; but one night some ladies had got it, and he was reduced to the
2  He  was obliged  to  fall  back before the Sardinian forces.
3 The members of the new administration were Earl of Wilmington, First Lord of the Treasury;  Lord Hardwicke, Lord Chancellor; Samuel Sandys, Chancellor of theExchequer; Earl of Harrington, President of the
Cotmcil; Lord Gower, Privy Seal; Lord Carteret and the Duke of Newcastle, Secretaries of State; Earl of Winclielsea, First Lord of the Admiralty ; Duke of Argyll, Master of the Ordnance ; Henry Pelham, Paymaster-General of the Forces. * Lord Hervey. Walpole,